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Blogger highlights COVID-19 burden on families: 'You can have a kid or a job amid COVID-19, not both'

A mother who has struggled to multitask during the novel coronavirus pandemic is opening up about holding down a career while parenting amid these unprecedented times.
14 minutes ago
Mom blogger says you can have a kids or a job during COVID-19, not both
June 29, 2020, 2:07 PM

What it's like to have your 51-year-old mom carry your baby

"You can see the intensity of their family and their unity and love."
June 29, 2020, 2:07 PM
What it's like to have your 51-year-old mom carry your baby
June 27, 2020, 4:24 PM

How fathers are teaching kids about racism and privilege

Gouveia and Harris shared five activities families can do with their kids.
June 27, 2020, 4:24 PM
How fathers are teaching kids about racism and privilege
June 26, 2020, 9:22 AM

I'm a Black mother who adopted a white baby. Here's why I carry his adoption papers.

A mother of four is speaking out about her experiences as a Black parent to a white child amid protests calling for racial justice.
June 26, 2020, 9:22 AM
I'm a Black mother who adopted a white baby. Here's why I carry his adoption papers.
June 26, 2020, 12:40 AM

Is it safe to send your kids to day care? Here's what experts say

Day care centers are starting to reopen across the country.
June 26, 2020, 12:40 AM
Is it safe to send your kids to day care? Here's what experts say
June 25, 2020, 1:21 PM

Parents get creative with home summer camps

With so many summer camps canceled across the country amid the coronavirus, parents are bringing the do-it-yourself camp experience to their backyards.
June 25, 2020, 1:21 PM
Parents get creative with home summer camps
June 24, 2020, 2:02 PM

Couple takes in daughter's middle school friend, which leads to a family of 6 

Keia and Richardro Jones-Baldwin adopted their fourth child Princeton, 2 on Aug. 29. The proud parents began fostering in 2016.
June 24, 2020, 2:02 PM
Couple takes in daughter's middle school friend, which leads to a family of 6
June 22, 2020, 12:46 PM

ABC News Correspondent T.J. Holmes does his daughter's hair every Friday

T.J. Holmes and daughter Sabine, 7, spend time together in the best way possible on "Hair Day Friday."
June 22, 2020, 12:46 PM
ABC News Correspondent T.J. Holmes does his daughter's hair every Friday
June 21, 2020, 11:06 AM

Novel video game approved by FDA could potentially help children with ADHD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first therapeutic video game for children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
June 21, 2020, 11:06 AM
New video game could potentially help children with ADHD
June 20, 2020, 8:40 PM

3 genius summer activities to make summer fun from Busy Toddler

With summer camp cancellations, many parents are trying to figure out a way to still make summer fun without relying on the use of technology and screens.
June 20, 2020, 8:40 PM
3 genius summer activities to make summer fun from Busy Toddler
June 19, 2020, 6:40 PM

Bill Nye’s tips for exploring science with your kids this summer

Nye says that baking and growing a plant are great ways to keep your kids engaged while they’re home from school.
June 19, 2020, 6:40 PM
Bill Nye’s tips for exploring science with your kids this summer
June 19, 2020, 3:43 PM

'Miracle' baby born after mom had her fallopian tubes removed

Elizabeth Kough had both fallopian tubes removed after delivering three kids.
June 19, 2020, 3:43 PM
'Miracle' baby born after mom had her fallopian tubes removed
June 19, 2020, 1:58 PM

Will Smith opens up about being a father

The actor sat down with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on a special edition of her "Red Table Talk" Facebook show to talk about what it means to him to be a father.
June 19, 2020, 1:58 PM
Will Smith opens up about being a father
June 18, 2020, 6:34 PM

Matthew McConaughey on his 'tough love' parenting style

"Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn," the actor said. "'No' takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say 'yes.'"
June 18, 2020, 6:34 PM
Matthew McConaughey on his 'tough love' parenting style
June 18, 2020, 8:03 AM

Single dad who fostered 30 kids adopts 5 siblings under 5 years old

German was shortly after and Michael was the final adoptee to join Lamont's family, which also included his biological son Anthony and daughter, LaMonica.
June 18, 2020, 8:03 AM
Single dad who fostered 30 kids adopts 5 siblings under 5 years old
June 17, 2020, 3:35 PM

'I am mama' movement is a call for mothers in the fight against systemic racism

"We are one generation away from changing the world."
June 17, 2020, 3:35 PM
'I am mama' movement is a call for mothers in the fight against systemic racism
June 17, 2020, 12:57 PM

Video of a toddler having a full-on conversation with dad is racking up millions of likes

On June 4, mom Shanieke Pryor of Tennessee, shared footage of her son Kingston and dad DJ Pryor having a conversation.
June 17, 2020, 12:57 PM
Millions are loving this toddler having a full-on conversation with dad
June 16, 2020, 12:56 PM

How to keep kids safe at playgrounds

In a story first reported by the New York Times, parents are wondering if it’s safe to take their children back to the playground as states reopen.
June 16, 2020, 12:56 PM
How to keep kids safe at playgrounds
June 16, 2020, 12:56 PM

Research shows dads are forming stronger bonds with their kids during quarantine

The news comes as Father’s Day approaches and as many dads have spent time with their children amid restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
June 16, 2020, 12:56 PM
Research shows dads are forming stronger bonds with their kids during quarantine
June 13, 2020, 6:10 AM

1-year-old swaps cake smash for spaghetti in adorable birthday photo shoot

In lieu of a traditional cake smash, a toddler named Ira dove into a big bowl of spaghetti to celebrate his first birthday.
June 13, 2020, 6:10 AM
1-year-old swaps cake smash for spaghetti in adorable birthday photo shoot
1 month ago

What do you tell your children? Moms talk about raising their kids in racially turbulent times

What do you tell your children? Moms talk with ABC News about raising their kids in racially turbulent times.
1 month ago
What do you tell your children? Moms discuss raising kids in racially turbulent times
1 month ago

How to talk to kids about race, privilege amid George Floyd protests

Here's how parents can help kids understand the George Floyd protests and fight racism.
1 month ago
How to talk to kids about race, privilege amid George Floyd protests
1 month ago

Mom conducts college graduation ceremony for son in her backyard

"I wanted to make it as realistic as possible."
1 month ago
Mom conducts backyard college graduation ceremony for son
1 month ago

I'm a working mom interrupted 27 times in 11 minutes

Here's what it's actually like trying to work from home during a pandemic.
1 month ago
I'm a working mom interrupted 27 times in 11 minutes
1 month ago

How parents can help kids understand the protests and fight racism

Dr. Janet Taylor shares advice with parents who may be struggling to talk about racism and the unrest that has erupted after the death of George Floyd.
1 month ago
How parents can help kids understand the protests and fight racism
1 month ago

New moms face challenge of breastfeeding during coronavirus pandemic

Breastfeeding advocates have seen an increased interest in nursing during COVID-19, but they say the pandemic may be creating more challenges and concerns for new moms.
1 month ago
New moms face challenge of breastfeeding during coronavirus pandemic
1 month ago

Dads adopt 5-month-old over Zoom after meeting him in NICU

Two dads flew from Florida to Arizona to adopt their newborn son.
1 month ago
Dads adopt 5-month-old over Zoom after meeting him in NICU
1 month ago

Mothers face new challenges with breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic

Interest in breastfeeding has increased, but limited access to resources and fears about the virus can be difficult for new moms.
1 month ago
Mothers face new challenges with breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic
1 month ago

Expert advice for teaching kids how to get along in quarantine

Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor walks us through her strength-based approach when dealing with kids at home.
1 month ago
Expert advice for teaching kids how to get along in quarantine
1 month ago

How kids are mentally and physically impacted by lack of exercise

Valorie Kondos Field, a former head coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, on steps to fight the slump in sports as kids stay inside more.
1 month ago
How kids are mentally and physically impacted by lack of exercise
1 month ago

'Sorry, I'm tapped out' mom says of homeschooling in viral post

We’re rockstars ... every single one of us.
1 month ago
'Sorry, I'm tapped out' mom says of homeschooling in viral post
2 months ago

How to prioritize quality screen time during the pandemic

Angela Santomero, Emmy-award winning creator and executive producer, offered expert advice on managing screen time for kids this summer.
2 months ago
How to prioritize quality screen time during the pandemic
2 months ago

'Mommy wars' reignite during COVID-19 and quarantine

They were just about a thing of the past. And then came the coronavirus.
2 months ago
'Mommy wars' reignite during COVID-19 and quarantine
2 months ago

Singer Rachel Platten opens up about postpartum anxiety

The “Fight Song” singer recently shared her experiences in an Instagram post.
2 months ago
Singer Rachel Platten opens up about postpartum anxiety
2 months ago

Healthcare worker mom shares powerful breastfeeding photo to empower others

Dr. Michelle Wan is mom to an 8-month-old daughter.
2 months ago
Healthcare worker mom shares powerful breastfeeding photo to empower others
2 months ago

'We are always trying' says mom of parenting child with special needs

'We are always trying' says mom of parenting child with special needs.
2 months ago
'We are always trying' says mom of parenting child with special needs
2 months ago

Dads adopt 17-year-old over Zoom as 80 loved ones look on

Chad and Paul Beanblossom of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, adopted their son Michael over a Zoom call as court proceedings have come to a halt amid the pandemic.
2 months ago
Dads adopt 17-year-old over Zoom as 80 loved ones look on
2 months ago

After coronavirus puts IVF on hold, couple answers call to adopt preemie

Nicole and Andrew Osterhout of Albany, have adopted of Finnick "Finn" Gabriel Osterhout, who was born on April 22 in Ohio.
2 months ago
After coronavirus puts IVF on hold, couple answers call to adopt preemie
2 months ago

2-year-old who spent 700 days in foster care gets parade on adoption day

"I fell in love with Isla the first time I saw her."
2 months ago
2-year-old adopted after spending 700 days in foster care
2 months ago

'Real Housewives' star Kara Keough Bosworth opens up about the heartbreaking loss of her newborn son

McCoy Casey Bosworth died six days after suffering shoulder dystocia at birth.
2 months ago
Kara Keough Bosworth opens up about the heartbreaking loss of her newborn son
2 months ago

Mom documents journey giving birth in a hospital during the pandemic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Lara Lemon gave birth without any family members allowed to visit the delivery room.
2 months ago
Mom documents journey giving birth in a hospital during the pandemic
2 months ago

How to keep kids with learning challenges engaged with teletherapy

For many kids during the pandemic, it can be hard for them to focus during therapy sessions when their therapist isn't physically there.
2 months ago
How to keep kids with learning challenges engaged with teletherapy
2 months ago

Tips for parents on remote schooling

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor of psychology at Temple University, on what patents can do if their kids fall behind in the school curriculum.
2 months ago
Tips for parents on remote schooling
2 months ago

Mom says no to being a 'quarantine queen'

Sa'iyda Shabazz, said when self-isolation began, she had aspired to be a quarantine queen. No more.
2 months ago
Mom says no to being a 'quarantine queen'
2 months ago

'I'm not sure I want social isolation to end,' says mom in viral story

A mom of three from Texas admits she's enjoying self-isolation and is not quite ready to rejoin society amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago
'I'm not sure I want social isolation to end,' says mom in viral story
2 months ago

4 families share their journeys to parenthood during COVID-19 crisis: Part 1

Four families speak about the fear they had leading up to their children's births, as well as the experiences they had in the delivery room and painful separations from their newborns and spouses.
2 months ago
4 families share their journeys to parenthood during COVID-19 crisis: Part 1
2 months ago

Are your kids missing friends? 5 tips from Sesame Workshop to help children stay socially connected, even while apart

These tips are for kids stuck at home who are missing their friends.
2 months ago
Are your kids missing friends? 5 tips to help children stay socially connected
2 months ago

Moms speak out about postpartum anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is adding to postpartum anxiety for some mothers.
2 months ago
Moms speak out about postpartum anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago

Some parents are now turning to virtual babysitters

Companies like the Virtual Babysitters club are available to help parents manage remote schooling and teleworking during the coronavirus pandemic.
2 months ago
Some parents are now turning to virtual babysitters
2 months ago

Potty training is the trend for parents amid COVID-19 quarantine

Parents are making the most of the COVID-19 quarantine by potty training their children.
2 months ago
Potty training is the trend for parents amid COVID-19 quarantine